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Idris Elba Shuts Down Rumors He Is Dating Madonna: 'Don't Believe the Hype'

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Don’t believe everything you hear.

Idris Elba addressed rumors about his dating life head-on after reports began to surface that he was spotted spending time with Madonna over the weekend. The actor took to Twitter on Monday to shut down any speculation that the two are more than friends.

“Am I sleeping with Madonna? No m—–f—–…” he tweeted. “ ‘Don’t believe the Hype.’ ”

Rumors of a possible romance between two began to swirl after Madonna supported the British actor at his first-ever kickboxing match at York Hall in London. The two were reportedly seen getting rather close at a friend’s birthday dinner after the match.

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The singer documented Elba’s throwdown on social media, posting several snapshots to both Snapchat and Instagram.

“Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall!” she captioned a video of Elba in the ring.

 

Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall! 👊🏾😂🇬🇧

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The singer also shared a Snapchat story of the pair together, writing “I kicked his butt.”

Over the last few months, Elba has been training to be a professional kickboxer for a new docu-series titled Idris Elba: Fighter, which will follow him for a year as he travels to Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand for his training.